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Fitting Finale for Star Trek The Original Series,
This review is from: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
The music possesses a dark grandeur. I enjoyed the film, and still think the soundtrack may be its best element.
The CD's front cover folds out into six small pages, containing four still shots from the film, one picture of the original cast members posing in their Star Trek VI uniforms on the bridge of the Enterprise-A, and an approximately 200-word testimonial from Nicholas Meyer, the film's co-writer and director, to his wonderful working relationship with composer Cliff Eidelman. The first still shot shows an unhappy General Chang sitting in the captain's chair aboard his Bird-of-Prey. In the second shot we see Spock and Valeris at the peace conference, with Chekov and delegates in the background. In the third shot Kirk and McCoy stand trial on Chronos. The final shot shows a slightly-blurry Enterprise-A moving away from space dock at impulse.
Eidelman has produced a brooding and moody soundtrack. Almost entirely original, it fittingly contains periodic strains reminiscent of music from both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Sad and nostalgic at times, it nonetheless finishes with triumphant music conveying what may be the ultimate Star Trek message: The human adventure is only beginning.
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Initial post: Mar 7, 2012 1:24:03 PM PST
Great review, thanks!
Oh, Film Score Monthly just came out with a 2-disc set that contains the complete score of this movie... definitely worth checking out. (Their full sets of Treks 2 and 3 are great, and they also have the Ron Jones Collection.) I'm not a spammer, but a very happy customer of theirs...
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 1:04:47 AM PST
D. B. Levenstam says:
You're very welcome. Thanks for the heads up about the 2-disc set!
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